12 January 1991 (Needs Verification)|
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharastra, India|
Symbiosis Law School |
at Pune in 2010
|Home town||Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Height||1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) |
During her initial days at the Symbiosis University, she participated in various beauty pageants and has been a successful model ever since. On January 22, 2014 she received the Symbiosis Sanskritik Puraskar for her achievement in the field of art and culture.
Jaiswal made her acting debut in a South Indian bi-lingual film named Virattu / Dega Tamil and Telugu released in 2014. In 2015, she starred in the Telugu film Mirchi Lanti Kurradu and later in the period drama Kanche directed by Krish. Jaiswal had previously auditioned for a role in Krish's Gabbar Is Back. She did not land that role but Krish later offered her the lead role in Kanche. She portrayed Seetha Devi, the daughter of a wealthy landlord, who falls in love with Hari Babu (Varun Tej) who later goes on to fight in World War II. She received generally positive remarks for her performance, with most critics, in particular, complimenting her on her looks. 123telugu.com wrote, "She looks stunning and should thank Krish for her big break. Pragya has amazing screen presence and is a star to watch out for". The film went on to bag the 63rd National Award for the Best Feature Film in Telugu.
She was the brand ambassador for South India Shopping mall and R.S.Brothers for years 2016-2017.
Her upcoming movie for 2019 is Chiranjeevi's multi-starrer of South Indian actors Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy by Konidela Production Company, which is also biographical film of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, where also Amitabh Bachchan making a Cameo appearance.
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Jaiswal has mainly appeared in Telugu language movies.
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Virattu in Tamil (debut)
|2015||Mirchi Lanti Kurradu||Vasundara|
|Kanche||Sita||Won - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu|
|2017||Om Namo Venkatesaya||Bhavani||Cameo appearance for the song
|Jaya Janaki Nayaka||Falguna||extended Cameo appearance|
|2018||Achari America Yatra||Geetha|
|2019||Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||TBA||Telugu,
Awards and NominationsEdit
|2016||Filmfare Awards South – Best Female Debut||Kanche||Won|
|South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Female Debutante||Won|
|CineMAA Awards – Best Female Debut||Won|
|18th Ugadi Puraskaralu Awards – Best Female Debut||Won|
|Zee Telugu Apsara Award for "Find of the Year"||Won|
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